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October 21, 1939

Bericht über den VIII. Internationalen Kongress für Unfallmedizin und Berufskrankheiten Frankfurt a. M. 26. bis 30. September 1938

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Unter der Schirmherrschaft des Herrn Reichsarbeitsministers Franz Seldte. Bänden I und II. Paper. Price, 50 marks per set. Pp. 322; 325-1252, with 145 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1939.

JAMA. 1939;113(17):1592-1593. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800420066036

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This report contains the proceedings and papers of the eighth International Congress for Industrial Medicine and Occupational Diseases, held in Frankfort on the Main in 1938. The large number of papers presented by European workers affords the American reader an excellent opportunity to gain insight into their practices and experiences. Although most of the papers are in German, French or Italian, many of the longer ones are provided with excellent English summaries. Volume I contains a joint discussion, by the two sections of the congress, of predisposition and wear and tear in their relation to industrial accidents and occupational diseases. Such subjects as the relation of the condition of the body to the effect of injuries, cutaneous conditions as a factor in occupational injuries and neurologic and genetic aspects indicate the extent to which this topic is discussed. In one paper special attention is given to the problem in the

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